Live Matter: Contemporary Artists on Plants in Practice

Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 22, 2023
7 - 8:30 pm
Calderwood Hall

On the opening evening of Presence of Plants in Contemporary Art, join acclaimed exhibiting artists Piero Golia and Natalie Jeremijenko in conversation with exhibition curators Pieranna Cavalchini, the Gardner’s Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art, and Charles Waldheim, the Gardner’s Ruettgers Curator of Landscape and Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Hear more from artists on this panel about their remarkable interdisciplinary creative practices, how they work with living plant material, and what plants can teach each of us about our place on this planet. The current exhibition Presence of Plants in Contemporary Art will be open to view before and after the panel.


Contemporary art projects at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are supported in part by the Barbara Lee Program Fund. 

The Artist-in-Residence program is directed by Pieranna Cavalchini, Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art. Funding is also provided for site-specific installations of new work on the Anne H. Fitzpatrick Façade on Evans Way.

The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.